Whether you find yourself with an abundance of time on your hands or busily working remotely, we have all been spending a lot of time at home lately. As you work on planning your new home build, it’s a good time to consider how to add some of the excitement and comfort usually found when you go out.
A great benefit to working with a custom home builder is the flexibility to design a home that fits your lifestyle. High Performance Homes are built with cutting edge sustainability features which offer unmatched cost savings and comfort. They also offer the opportunity to combine technology with passive home building methods to make your new home a joyful place to spend time.
Bringing entertainment home is easy when your modern home offers the same technology and comfort as a theater. A private, indoor theater gives you the luxury to escape into a totally immersive experience with a great film while enjoying the drink or snack of your choice. Whether you’re entertaining your family or bingeing your favorite movie series, you’re guaranteed a luxurious watching experience from the best seat in your house.
You can work with your builder to customize an environment that is precisely engineered to provide maximum movie and music enjoyment. Eliminate outside noise with special acoustical treatments that also keeps sound in. Incorporating smart automation into your home takes things to a whole new level, allowing you to lower shades, set lights, and queue up the movie while you warm up popcorn in the kitchen. Another way to include entertainment in the home is by incorporating a game room. Your game room could include classic offerings like billiards, ping-pong, and darts. Or, if games of chance are your preference, you can incorporate a craps table, poker table, or roulette as a centerpiece. Rounding out the room with a variety of seating and a bar ensures you’ll spend some quality time in this room with the people who matter most.
Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing shower to start your day or getting cleaned off after working in the yard, your bathroom is a place where you should be able to decompress and have time to focus on you. In a time when we are in close quarters with our families, it’s more important than ever to make sure your bathroom is a place built for self-care time. With this in mind, it makes sense to explore bathrooms with stunning details and innovative amenities. Modern homes create a haven of a relaxing bathroom by pairing the forefront of technology with stunning minimalist design.
With today’s bathroom amenities, you can create a luxurious spa right in your own home. Incorporate a Jacuzzi bathtub and large walk-in curbless showers with rainshower-style showerheads to make a relaxing environment for you to get away and decompress. Another amenity to consider is built-in cabinetry beside the shower with a warming drawer to keep your linens toasty. Top things off with a stereo system to play your favorite tunes or maybe some nature sounds for that authentic spa feeling. Besides offering a source of relaxation investing in beautiful, modern bathrooms can significantly add to your overall home value.
Speaking of relaxation, spending more time at home shows us we need a variety of environments for finding a little peace. From a home library to a tea-room, creating opportunities for quiet reflection really make a space feel like home. Though often overlooked, one of the most important comfort factors in any home is protection from unwanted noise.
While today’s standard homes are incredibly susceptible to sound penetration, Passive Homes offer a comparative sanctuary of silence. This sound protection is created by using a nearly silent ventilation system with no blast vents, super-sealed joints, and maximum insulation. These systems not only help to prevent and dampen noise energy in your home, they also employ high-efficiency systems that work quietly to keep your environment in balance. Tankless on-demand water heaters, low-flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency appliances, flexible duct work and the silent HRV work in unison to keep your home comfortable, eco-friendly, and quiet.
At Clarum we love helping home-owners design and build their own home sanctuary. Let us know what life looks like in the house of your dreams.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the sustainable home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069